May 9, 1996
Vol. 15, No. 17

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    Scholars to discuss future of revolution

    A panel of four distinguished scholars will present this year's Sondra Gair Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in Max Palevsky Cinema. "The Future of Revolution, Anti-democratic and Democratic" will be free and open to the public.

    The panel will include University faculty member Francois Furet, Professor in the Committee on Social Thought. He is the author of Le Passe d'une illusion, a book published last year on the end of European communism that is being translated into 16 languages. Joining Furet will be Charles Fairbanks, research professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a former member of the policy planning staff of the U.S. State Department; Francis Fukuyama, senior researcher at Rand Corporation and the author of The End of History and the Last Man; and Marc Plattner, editor of the Journal of Democracy, director of the Internal Forum for Democratic Studies and co-author of Rousseau's State of Nature: An Interpretation of the Discourse on Inequality. The panel will be moderated by Nathan Tarcov, Professor in Political Science.

    The lecture honors the late host of "Midday With Sondra Gair," a program on international affairs that was broadcast on radio station WBEZ-FM, Chicago. "The Future of Revolution, Anti-democratic and Democratic" will be taped for later broadcast on WBEZ.